Purcell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Purcell Family History

If you are conducting some Purcell family history research then you can view the Purcell coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Purcell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Purcell in Ireland is of Anglo-Norman origin, being taken from the French word 'pourcel' and was brought to the country during the twelfth century. The immigrants established the Puirseil Sept along native Gaelic lines and were located in County Tipperary and surrounding Counties.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Purcell Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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